$1.1 Million Raised to Fund Legal Services to the Poor
The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas have successfully raised $1.1 million to fund free legal services to the poor. This effort is part of this year’s Equal Access to Justice Campaign, which benefits the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), which has served over 4,000 low income families.
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP was the kick off donor this year, donating $30,000 to the program. Overall, the firm has donated over $130,000 to legal aid since 2004, contributing to the DVAP’s vision of enhancing legal aid to the poor in Dallas.
The firm has long been committed to accessible justice, working hard toward narrowing the gap, so that legal representation is available for all and not just those who can afford it. Over 25% of Dallas County residents live near poverty level, while 42% have almost no chance of being able to afford an attorney. This is unacceptable in a country that touts the line of justice for all. To combat this disparity, the DVAP has provided, recruited, and trained pro bono lawyers since 1982. Their volunteers have represented nearly 2,600 clients and donated in excess of 23,600 hours in pro bono service.
“We have always said, please give money or your time, or both,” said Rob Crain, named partner at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP and President-elect of the Dallas Bar Association.
Additional benefactors of this fundraiser included:
Connatser Family Law and Perkins Coie LLP - $30,000
AT&T, Lisa Blue and Chris Hamilton, E. Leon and Debra Carter, Hon. Deborah G. Hankinson, and Payne Mitchell Law Group - $25,000
Jerry and Sherri Alexander - $15,000
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP is a trusted and respected personal injury and criminal defense law firm that has provided strong legal support to the people of Texas for over 20 years. Those in need of an attorney are often enduring a difficult time in their lives and, for this reason, we treat each person who seeks our help as we would a member of our own family. Contact us today for the skilled legal counsel you deserve.
Call (214) 301-5007.